Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has said that she hopes the massive worldwide climate strikes yesterday would mark a turning point in persuading leaders to take decisive action on global warming.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a “blackface” picture scandal, pledged yesterday to ban military-style assault rifles in the country’s most ethnically-diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.
A citizen-led initiative of a climate march, organised by Climate Action Now, was held yesterday across Pakistan, marking climate strikes in other countries to help stop global warming.
A pro-Beijing lawmaker has called for a Clean Hong Kong Day today, urging supporters to pull down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government graffiti across the Chinese-ruled city, a possible flashpoint in more than three months of unrest.
President Donald Trump treated Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison to a lavish White House visit yesterday celebrating their countries’ “unbreakable bond.
More than 200 young people in Thailand stormed into the environment ministry and dropped to the ground feigning death as they demanded government action on climate change along with thousands of strikers around the world.
From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia’s portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years.
Uber is still waiting to see whether its licence in London, which expires on Wednesday, will be renewed as the regulator, which previously stripped the taxi app of its right to operate in the city, remains tight-lipped about the decision.
Brexit talks are progressing with “momentum”, the minister in charge of negotiating the divorce said yesterday after meeting his EU counterpart, despite warnings from Europe that a deal is still some way off.
Former Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chinmayanand was yesterday arrested from his Mumuksha Ashram in Shahjahanpur by the special investigating team (SIT) probing rape charges against him.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed all departments and state-run firms to halt negotiations and agreements on grants and loans from countries that have backed a UN investigation into his bloody war on drugs.
Young environment activists in the Philippines were holding rallies yesterday on the first day of the Global Climate Strike. On the University of the Philippines campus in Manila, students, environmentalists and indigenous people gathered to address the climate crisis.